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Man found WWII-era bombs, detonated one and attempted to sell others

Jan. 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Russian Interior Ministry said a man who found World War II-era mortar bombs near his house detonated one and attempted to sell the others.

The man, who has not been identified, blew up one of the bombs by throwing it onto a bonfire.

He took the other six mortar bombs to his home in the western Kaliningrad Region, RIA Novosti reported.

Police posed as potential purchasers of the explosives and later detained the man.

The 29-year-old suspect is unemployed and has previous drug dealing convictions, police said.

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